In Limerick, it’s a leader in standards

This 1940s semi has been extended, refurbished and upgraded to a high standard, writes Trish Dromey

North Circular Road, Limerick - €495,000

Size: Sq m 188 (2,023 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

BER: D2

IN THE hands of its current owners, this semi-detached house at 5 Old Westfields on the North Circular Road in Limerick, has become more comfortable, much more stylish and a great deal larger.

To their standard 1940s-built three-bed semi they have added on a large kitchen extension, a new dining room, a utility room , a garage and an en suite bedroom. They have also converted the attic so they could use it as a study/office.

Selling agents Sherry FitzGerald O’Malley describe the 2,020 sq ft property as impressive and say it has been beautifully renovated and refurbished. “This is a stylish and elegant family home in one of Limerick’s most sought after locations,’’ says Ailbhe O’Malley who is guiding it at €495,000.

Behind the front bay window is a sitting room with timber flooring , a wrought iron fireplace and period style features including coving and a window seat. Beyond it is a second timber-floored sitting room with a limestone fireplace.

An archway from this room opens into a newly added dining room at the rear with French doors. Along side this is an extended kitchen with shaker style cream units and granite worktops and, at the rear, a seating area and French doors opening out on to the patio.

Off the kitchen there’s both a utility area and a guest WC.

The first floor has a bathroom and four bedrooms with built in wardrobes. Of the three original rooms, two have fireplaces while the third, a single room makes good use of space with a high, built-in bed with storage underneath.

The newly added master bedroom at the rear has an en suite.

A second set of stairs leads up to the converted attic which is a timber-floored room with Velux windows, storage space and office furniture.

The property has an extra long garden at the rear with a patio with steps leading down on to the lawn. Enclosed by hedging this has room enough for a range of play equipment including a trampoline in addition to a small soccer pitch with goalposts.

Out front there’s a well maintained lawn and a good-sized tarmac driveway with ample space for several cars and there’s also a garage at the side.

VERDICT: Lots to attract trade-up buyers including space and a location close to a variety of local schools including Ard Scoil Ris and Villiers.

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